13,820
Students
Financial aid thermometer
9,892
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Florida Gulf Coast University is a Comprehensive institution located in Fort Myers, FL, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, FL  33965-6565
United States
Contact Phone: 239-590-1000

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
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Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
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Computer Software Engineering Checkmark
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology Checkmark
Community Health And Preventive Medicine Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences Checkmark
Music Therapy Checkmark
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Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Water, Wetlands, And Marine Resources Management Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Economics Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

13,820
Enrolled
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Female Admissions

8,191
Females Applied
5,275
Females Accepted
64%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

5,641
Males Applied
3,614
Males Accepted
64%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

30
Application Fee
3.86
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.5

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen May 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer July 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 580 540 590
SAT Math 564 520 590
ACT Composite 23 21 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

4,191
In-state
22,328
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,927
Full-time student fees
8,620
Room & board
4,820
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No

Financial Aid

9,892
Avg. Financial Aid Package
9,419
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
10,826
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
7,335
Avg. Loan Aid
3,297
Avg. Grant Aid
5,443
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
57%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
9%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

13,820
Total undergrad students
2%
International Students
7%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 20.61%
Black or African American 7.2%
White or Caucasian 63.77%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.22%
Asian 1.71%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.15%
Two or more races 2.97%
Other 1.42%

Gender

Male (44.39%)
Female (55.61%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 22%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Campus events:
Nest Fest (annual concert), Fright Night (Halloween party) and Eaglepalooza (campus recreation festival)

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
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Most popular organizations:
Student Government, Ignite (Religious Organization), International Club, Martial Arts Club and Physical Therapy Association

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No

Faculty

760
Total Faculty
22:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 465
Part-time - 295
Male - 402
Female - 358